Hi Lovelies! My name is Elise and I cannot tell you the joy that Charm and Grace Designs brings to me and my family.
I am a wife to my high school sweetheart James. We got married right after we graduated high school and will be married 16 years this September. Boy people thought we were crazy and we were! But this has been the best 16 years. Has our marriage been perfect? No. Has our marriage always been easy? Heck no! Through everything though we have remembered our covenant before The Lord and He has seen us through it all. I have literally watched my husband grow from an amazing boy figuring out life to an amazing man and leader of our household. It's because of his love and support Charm and Grace Designs was a possibility.
I am a momma to two sweet and loving kiddos. I love them and the crazy they bring to my life!
Our first born is Nathan who just turned 6 years old. I remember when he was born life was so hard. Seasoned mothers would remind me that time goes by so fast and that I should cherish it all because before I knew it he would be grown. At the time I couldn't see it. I was surviving and couldn't look past the day I was in. But those ladies were right. Now I have a pretty self sufficient little man who is about to finish kindergarten, who rocks at Taekwondo, and who loves his family fiercely. He is truly a miracle and I will go into that at another time. If you ever read this buddy, I love you!
Our second born is Olivia. She is 4 years old going on 14. She is my mini me. You cannot tell my baby/toddler pictures from her's. You know the saying from Shakespeare "though she is little, she is fierce"? That is Olivia in a nut shell. She is a force to be reckoned with. She is shockingly independent and I think her favorite phrase is "no, I'll do it". She is my Taekwondo ballerina. One of my most joyful times in my day is when I put Olivia to sleep and she asks if we can sing Jesus Loves Me or The Lord's Prayer in angels. What she means is we use "pretty" voices and we sing in the same key. It's the sweetest thing. She too is a miracle. Again, that's for another time. I love you my sweet Livie Lou!
I am a child of God. It took me a long time to understand what this meant. I always knew Jesus Christ died on the cross and that His blood washes my sins clean. That through Him I can come before God my Heavenly Father and spend eternity in His presence. I have grown more and more in my relationship with God over the past several years by being in His Word, praying and listening for His guidance, and seeing His will unfold in my life. I know that my hope is found in Him, my acceptance is found in Him, my contentment is found in Him, and my peace is found in Him. He is a good, good Father as the Chris Tomlin song goes. I hope you will see Him in all of my stories because I do!
So this is me! A crazy girl who has an amazing husband, two pretty special littles, and one AWESOME God.
Charm and Grace Designs is a dream come true to this craft and fashion lover and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for walking this journey with me!